Well, not really dead. Just moved out. LOL. My roommate has finally left! Gone. Escapoo. Keys returned. Yay!
He actually moved 99% of his crap out yesterday. Today he came by to pick up his food from my fridge, vacuum the carpet in the bedroom, and clean the bathroom. Then he turned in is keys and I gave him his deposit back.
After he left I jumped up and down with glee. Really.
I'm so happy. Now I can sleep through the night without being awakened by Snorty's barking. Slobberdog always barked when the roommate came home. I really think that the dog sensed that I resented the roommate's presence, and so he decided that he resented it, too.
I cooked what I call "lazy beef" for dinner. I just sauteed beef strips in olive oil, seasoned with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder. Then I drenched the beef in mushroom gravy - instant "just add to water, and bring to a boil while whisking" gravy - and pretended it was some kind of stew. Tasted damn good if I do say so myself.
I ate it with rice, of course.